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Castles : Their History and Evolution in Medieval Britain - Reprint by Marc Morris (Paperback)

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Beginning with their introduction in the eleventh century, and ending with their widespread abandonment in the seventeenth, Marc Morris explores many of the country’s most famous castles, as well as some spectacular lesser-known examples.At times this is an epic tale, driven by characters like William the Conqueror, King John and Edward I, full of sieges and conquest on an awesome scale. But it is also by turns an intimate story of less eminent individuals, whose adventures, struggles and ambitions were reflected in the fortified residences they constructed. Be it ever so grand or ever so humble, a castle was first and foremost a home.To understand castles—who built them, who lived in them, and why—is to understand the forces that shaped medieval Britain.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 262 p. ;
Genre: History, Architecture
Sub-Genre: History, Europe, Military
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Book theme: Great Britain, General, Medieval
Author: Marc Morris
Language: English
Street Date: April 10, 2018
TCIN: 53367407
UPC: 9781681776866
Item Number (DPCI): 248-79-7985
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